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Another week, another set of impactful, bizarre, and interesting security stories.We tried something interesting and new this week. Rather than focusing on a few stories in the video and posting links to others, we’ve crammed them all into one action-packed episode!Stories coveredToyota dealer sued for stealing intimate photos off couple’s smartphone https://www… Read more

Tags: malware, pos, phishing, security news

Attention New York based financial institutions: there’s a new cybersecurity sheriff in town! Well, not exactly, but the NY State Superintendent of Financial Services does have a new role. As of January 1, 2017, a new regulation proposed by the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) will impose rigorous cybersecurity requirements on financial service providers in New York.… Read more

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True to form, cyber security continues its domination of technology and mainstream news. Ransomware continues to strike, using different techniques such as Locky’s recent spread through social media, or attacking targets like the San Francisco Municipal Transport Agency.Password reuse attacks continue to grow. From Deliveroo’s attack a couple of weeks ago, to the UK&rsquo… Read more

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Oftentimes, we overlook the value that crowd-sourced threat intelligence brings to a security team’s arsenal. For example, AlienVault’s Open Threat Exchange (OTX) is a fantastic tool to help you determine if some observed behaviour is malicious or not. In this article, we explore how malware can be detected on an old Windows XP client (believe it… Read more

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Moving applications and workloads to the cloud is a big draw for organizations, primarily due to the favorable economics, ease of deployment, and the flexibility and scale that the cloud provides. Microsoft Azure is one cloud platform seeing rising adoption in the past year.You may be contemplating moving workloads to Azure, particularly if you are a Microsoft shop. But… Read more

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